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Dark Magician Girl comes in at 140 points, which leaves some room for support characters in lower-point matches. For team-building purposes, Dark Magician Girl has the “Yugi Moto,” Dark and Mystical keywords to help you focus your theme. Dark Magician Girl also has a range of seven squares and her power set reflects her role as a ranged attacker.
However, Dark Magician Girl’s usefulness isn’t just limited to ranged attacks. Dark Magician Girl begins play with a trait called Arcane Alliance, which allows you to choose and use up to two standard powers from a friendly character within 8 squares. To use Arcane Alliance, you’ll have to give Dark Magician Girl a free action and the chosen friendly character also must have the Mystical keyword. Dark Magician Girl can use the chosen powers until your next turn. If you find that you’re facing an opposing force that relies heavily on ranged attacks but is weak against close combat fighting, then hopefully your force contains teammates that have powers for Dark Magician Girl to select like Charge, Quake, Blades/Claws/Fangs or Close Combat Expert.
As we move to Dark Magician Girl’s dial, her first two clicks feature the same mix of standard powers: Sidestep to help her cut the distance between her and opposing characters. Penetrating/Psychic Blast to punch through damage reducing powers. Invulnerability to absorb some damage dealt to her. Finally, Probability Control to force your opponents to reroll their dice (or reroll your own). Sidestep and Penetrating/Psychic Blast also appear on Dark Magician Girl’s next two clicks, with Invincible and Outwit respectively replacing Invulnerability and Probability Control.
Dark Magician Girl’s last three clicks feature Pulse Wave with attack values of 9, Perplex to modify combat values, and Energy Shield/Deflection to make it harder to land ranged attacks against her.
In smaller-point matches, Dark Magician Girl is a solid ranged attacker who won’t have to worry much about getting past damage-reducing powers on any of her clicks. Additionally, Dark Magician Girl’s Arcane Alliance adds an extra layer of versatility by allowing her to use up to two of the standard powers from friendly characters who meet the trait’s conditions.
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